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Li, Dan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
Issues-based art education encourages students to express their perspectives on different social issues through art making. In this article, the author discusses racial issues with middle school students through contemporary artwork discussion and hands-on poster making. The difficulties that students encounter in their poster making session will…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Middle School Students, Social Problems
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Oreck, Barry – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
A study of former participants in high and middle school playwriting programs investigated students' perceptions of their experiences. After 20+ years of partnerships in a wide range of schools, Washington D.C.'s Young Playwrights' Theater examined how and why playwriting works and for whom. How does the form and process of writing plays motivate…
Descriptors: Playwriting, High School Students, Middle School Students, Student Motivation
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Fritzlan, Amanda – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This is an autoethnographic reflection of teaching Aboriginal art as a non-Aboriginal person. Over a period of ten months, a class of grade seven students was led through an inquiry into Aboriginal art including research and the creation of individual and group art pieces. The evolving curriculum was shaped by considerations of respect for…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Indigenous Populations, Art Education
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Ingalls Vanada, Delane – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Dynamic learning environments in the arts that nurture all students' capacities for deep meaning, synthesis and connection-making have the best chance of standing in the gap toward educational justice. New paradigms for teaching and learning are needed that elevate all students' capacities--not just the select few who excel in narrow subsets of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Intelligence, Student Centered Learning, Educational Environment
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Kim, Jeong-Hee; Wiehe-Beck, Anna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Teachers in many countries live the language of standards although it is confined to uniformity and standardization. In the United States, for example, teachers teach to what is now called the Common Core State Standards that focus on students' college and career readiness while falling short of developing good judgment and wisdom. In this…
Descriptors: Art Education, Imagination, Elementary School Students, Teacher Educators
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Chisholm, James S.; Whitmore, Kathryn F. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Situated at the intersection of research on Holocaust education and embodied literacies this study examines how an arts-based instructional approach engaged middle school learners in developing empathetic perspectives on the Anne Frank narrative. We addressed the research question: What can adolescents who are using their bodies to gain empathy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Middle School Students, Empathy
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Ehrlin, Anna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Music activities can have a positive impact on pupils' schooling. It is therefore interesting to obtain more knowledge about pupils' perceptions of different kinds of music activities in school and how these activities affect their schooling. The study was conducted in Sweden at a municipal elementary school where pupils are offered choral lessons…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Singing, Student Attitudes
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Bertling, Joy G. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
Bowers (2001) described how our ecological crisis is marked by metaphors of difference and separation. By adopting an ecological paradigm, students have the opportunity to move past harmful distinctions that have characterized relations with the earth. Instead, students can move to a deep recognition of the interconnectedness of living things.…
Descriptors: Empathy, Mixed Methods Research, Place Based Education, Art Education
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Gershon, Walter S.; Oded, Ben-Horin – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2014
Drawing from their respective work at the intersection of music and science, the coauthors argue that engaging in processes of making music can help students more deeply engage in the kinds of creativity associated with inquiry based science education (IBSE) and scientists better convey their ideas to others. Of equal importance, the processes of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Creativity, Science Education
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Black, Joanna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2014
As a result of cheaper, accessible, and user-friendly technologies, there is an increasing volume of videos created by children, yet these works often lack excellence. Strong pedagogical practice is important to nurture excellence in video production, but there is scant literature in this area. In this paper, I examine best practices through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Video Technology, Case Studies
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Song, Young Imm Kang; Donovan, Lisa – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
This paper discusses a cultural exchange project that is being conducted between classrooms at the Songwon Elementary School in South Korea and the Lee School in Massachusetts, USA. As its main communication tool between the students in the two countries, this project uses VoiceThread--an audiovisual discussion tool that can serve as an ideal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exchange Programs, Elementary Schools, Audiovisual Aids
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Omasta, Matt – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
This essay explores how viewing a single Theatre for Young Audiences production might affect the attitudes, values, and/or beliefs of adolescent spectators. Data is drawn from a mixed-methods case study performed with middle school students who viewed a professional performance for young people, and is considered through the lens of cognitive…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Theater Arts, Student Attitudes, Audiences
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Chung, Sheng Kuan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
An autobiographical portrait is an artistic representation that shows not only a person's physical characteristics, but also his or her personality, knowledge, history, and/or lived experiences. Understanding student autobiographical portraits not only helps art teachers gain insight into their students' prior knowledge of and experiences with…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Portraiture, Autobiographies
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Davidson, Judith; Dottin, James W., Jr.; Penna, Stacy L.; Robertson, Stuart P. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
Until recently, qualitative research has made limited use of visual sources, particularly visual texts (drawing, painting or photographs), but also including multimodal data (video and web-based) and visual data (tables, graphs, charts, etc.). Thus, discussions of ethics and evidence in this area have lagged behind those related to textual data,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Doctoral Dissertations
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Macintyre Latta, Margaret; Buck, Gayle; Beckenhauer, April – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2007
This two-year study focused on the lived terms of inquiry in middle-school science classrooms. The conditions that enable teachers to see and act on science learning as ongoing inquiry were deliberately sought in Year 2. Nine science teachers participated in search of capacities connecting curriculum, teaching, and assessment for greater student…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Science Instruction, Middle Schools, Inquiry
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